The final part of the tour is the kitchen area. Because let's face it, I'll never have my bedrooms or bathroom clean enough to be photographed. Just not happening.
And while we're at it, let's talk about cleanliness. I hope you realize that I super duper cleaned and organized my house before taking photos. Just for a typical dinner party, you'll find me cleaning the rubber seals in the dishwasher with a toothbrush and vacuuming behind the refrigerator (people look back there you know). So there was no way I was going to invite 10 billion people on the internet into my home and not clean it up. Just saying.
Wait, my husband just notified me that there's not 10 billion people on the planet? Oh well, the point is that whenever you see photos of people's houses on blogs, you can pretty much count on the fact that there's been some cleaning and fluffing going on.
So on to the tour. The kitchen and kitchen dining area are right off the living room. You can stand on the other side of this breakfast counter and look straight back into the living room.
And since the rooms adjoin each other, we have the obligatory dog in the kitchen. When he's not staring longingly off into space, he works as a bottle opener.
Yes, I have wooden cabinets.
Yes, I understand that it is not a popular look on blogs.
I have steered clear of the painting-your-kitchen-cabinets-white blog trend, because honestly, I like my cabinets and they are still in excellent shape. I just can't personally see me painting them. Just being honest. I know that a lot of people love the painted cabinet look and I do too, but just in other people's houses.
I love putting stuff on top of my cabinets. I don't know what I'd do if we had a soffit up there.
I mean, where would I keep my croquet box?
Or rusty scale?
This round wooden table is from my Mother's kitchen and the black chairs were ridiculously cheap from the Penney's Outlet.
Everyone thought I was nuts for buying chairs that didn't match the style of the table, but I like the look of mismatched chairs. Like the set was multi-generational. Which it is.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of the house. I'll be back this weekend with some Christmas posts, because rumor has it that the holidays are just around the corner.
If you're interested, you can check out some of my other room tours:
Linda @ A La Carte
I love your cabinets! Mine are wood also but I do have a soffit and I hate it! I want to put things up there! I love the mismatched table and chairs, mine is like that also! Very nice and CLEAN kitchen 🙂 hugs, Linda
I envy your soffit-less kitchen. I hate the lack of over cabinet storage in our kitchen. It means I use valuable counter space for things like rusty scales.
I also love the mismatched chairs - we did the same thing when we bought our new table several years ago and hubby thought I was out of my mind when I explained exactly what I wanted.... it's still not exactly what I wanted though b/c in my dream kitchen the mismatched chairs were all different bright colors. Sigh - someday.....
Vickie @ Ranger 911
I love all of your collections on top of your cabinets! I'm stuck with a soffit because we've got steam pipes and wiring hiding in it, so the only thing I can display is plates. And mismatched is the way to go for tables and chairs! I don't even have 2 matching chairs! Your kitchen is lovely with your warm wood cabinets. I think I'll stay for a while in your nice clean organized house before I head back to the construction zone I'm calling home these days. I do appreciate all the fluffing and dusting you did to prepare for your bloggy company. :@
I love your wooden cabinets!!! The rich colors of your ceramic pitchers and mixing bowls look better with stained cabinets. That croquet box is sooo interesting!!!
I'm with you on the wooden cabinets. Your kitchen is so inviting, like it's be a great place to just park it and chat. Thanks for the tour.
Pam you are a riot! Love your style, collections and fabulous sense of humor! Been enjoying all of your room tours.
Carlene @ Organized Clutter
Love your style. It's YOUR style!
Girl, ain't nothing wrong with those chairs or your cabinets. I have two different style chairs at the same table and I love it. I also have wooden cabinets...I've threatened to paint them, but well, you know? I do wish I could put things on top of mine. Everything is very nice...and clean.:-)
Going to an estate sale tomorrow...wooooOOOhoooOOo!